Friday, April 24, 2015

On the Friday after the second Sunday after Easter

Dear Fathers, Friends in Christ, 

Acts 9:1-20
 Psalm 117:1bc, 2
 John 6:52-59

A recent report by the World Bank described that slightly less than one billion people in the world survive on only $1.25 per day. By 2030 they plan to end extreme poverty in the world.

 How would we report on the spiritual hunger in the world? How many, of all economic classes, have little or no understanding about God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit? There is little correlation with a person's financial means as there are both rich and poor who do not know God, or have little or no time for Him.

 In today's gospel Jesus declared, "Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood you do not have life within you." (John 6:53) 

 God is the Creator, the source of life. Jesus' statement is not a threat, but rather a reality. How can we have eternal life without Him? What can we do as Christians to enhance our own spiritual lives and those of our family, friends, and coworkers?

 Father Ed Bakker 
 Anglican Catholic Church / Original Province 
 Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne 

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